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How to Share Animoto Videos to Instagram

Megan O'Neill


Looking to share an Animoto video to Instagram? There are a few ways to go about it. In this article, we’ll show you how.

Sharing to Instagram from our iOS app

If you’ve got an iOS device, you can share your Animoto videos to Instagram using our iOS app, Animoto: Social Video Editor.

Note: If you are attempting to share a video created with Animoto Memories, our legacy product, you’ll need to jump down to the next section of instructions.

Step 1: Log in to the Animoto iOS app

Log in to the Animoto: Social Video Editor on your iOS device. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it here.

Step 2: Select the video you’d like to share

Go to the "Videos" tab in the app and select the video you’d like to share. You should see any marketing video you’ve created, whether you made it with the Animoto app or on the web.

Step 3: Send your video to Instagram

Tap the "Share" icon and then select "Instagram." This’ll open your video right in the Instagram app.


Downloading your Animoto video to share to Instagram

If you don’t have an iOS device or are trying to share a video created with our legacy product, Animoto Memories, you’ll need to download your Animoto video so that you can upload the file to Instagram from your mobile device.

You can download the video directly from the play page when you’re logged into your account. Just click the “Download” tab under the video player and select your resolution. We recommend the highest resolution download.


Once the video is downloaded, transfer the file to your phone. You can do this in a variety of different ways:

  • Text the video to yourself
  • Email the video to yourself
  • Use Airdrop to send the video to your phone
  • Use a file sharing service like Dropbox or Google Drive

Once your video has been sent to your device, simply open the Instagram app and share your video as you normally would. To learn more, check out our full blog post on How to Post a Video to Instagram.

We’d love to see the Instagram videos you’re creating with Animoto. Include the hashtag #MadeWithAnimoto when you share and we’ll reshare our faves! Have questions? Head over to our Help Center.